BBC Wales has reported that a 60-year-old man has now been charged with drink driving, dangerous driving and failing to stop after an accident in connection to the hit-and-run incident on August 17 that left Paralympian Simon Richardson MBE fighting for his life. According to South Wales Police at the time Richardson was thrown clear of his bike and landed at the roadside; he suffered potentially life-threatening injuries including a broken breast bone, pelvis and spine. Although the driver of the van did not stop at the time a local man was arrested later the same day; he is scheduled to appear before magistrates on December 7.
Richardson – winner of two Golds and a Silver at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games – spent several weeks in intensive care following the accident and was finally discharged on September 9. He continues to make a slow recovery.